Graduate studies at Western
Nicholas Joll (ed.)
Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
|Abstract||[Adapted from the book's back-cover:] This is the ‘philosophy and. .’ book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great man himself) Hitchhiker’s is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is not above the sky. Moreover: this edited collection tries hard to combine accessibility – and some humour – with rigour. The book contains an introduction, nine chapters (all originally unpublished, save one that has been reworked for the volume), a glossary, and multiple indexes. Topics covered include the meaning of life (and ‘42’), vegetarianism, the ethics of entertainment, artificial intelligence, parallel universes, God, and philosophical method.|
|Keywords||Philosophy in literature Humour Meaning of life Ethics Metaphysics Logic Philosophical method|
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